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    How often do you do a strip wash? and what do you use for every day wash?


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    I actually did my last strip wash with wool wash in the pre wash, nothing in the wash then canestan in the super-rinse.
    we do it once a month or so, if they are getting stinky (we have a big stash though, so they stay fresh for ages)

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    So how do you ladies wash your cloths for a normal wash? Hot water? No powder or liquid? Add tea tree oil?

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    if i am not being lazy i will add some bi carb but if i forget or get lazy then 1/4 of a scoop of detergent.

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    the wash instructions for my new nappies say NO bi carb!!

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    I use about a thimblefullof our regular detergent, for a normal wash.

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    Ok i'm super confused...

    I have a bunch of CT's, and ones grown mould somehow so I have some canisten rinse... will I need to wash it again after that or will it be all good to go??

    and is using canisten like a strip wash?

    no, wait... what I really should ask is

    what is the best way to strip wash some cushie tushies?? :P

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    eeks sorry dont know the answer to that one, GL but will be watching for tips!

    with the canistern i use it in every wash....................is that bad?

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    Dunno but it certainly freshens them up!

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    I put a couple of drops of lavender oil in the softener department of front loder once a week. Freshens nappies. I wonder why your nappies say no bi carb Loula. Does it specify why? I put in a tablespoon every wash otherwise DD's wee smells

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    What's the go with tea tree oil? I put some in my normal wash of clothes but there must have been leftovers cos I've just pulled my nappies out of the machine and they smell like tea tree. Oops!

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    No Idea with the effects of tea tree and MCNs but if I do happen to use napisan/non sensitive laundry liquid/eucalyptus oil, I do a small hot wash afterwards of dishcloths etc. If any of that stuff gets into DD's MCNs it hurts her bum or kills absorbtion. If DP didn't work with diesal I wouldn't even have those detergents in the house.

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    I did my first strip wash on my nappies. a hot wash with a couple drops of dishwashing detergent and canestan in the rinse bit, and then 3 hot rinses (i think the last was only warm).

    They are all soft and squishy like new. Is this what is supposed to happen?

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    OK, sorry for still being a little confused here, but I need some advice on strip washing. I usually just do a hot (50 degrees) wash with a teeny bit of detergent, but it never quite gets rid of all the stinkiness! They're past due for their next strip wash and I wondered what I could do differently do de-stink these darn MCN's.... TIA!

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    Try a bit more detergent in to start with - might not be stripping enough out with just a little detergent; I've just gone up to 2 pumps for mine and then washing/rinsing out an extra time to make sure it's all gone. And then plenty of sun/fresh air.


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    Try some bicarb in there Leigh. It seems to absorb some of the smells.

    Otherwise give them a soak overnight in plain water and a bit of bicarb and then a strip with 2-3 rinses....and lots of sun.

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    Leckert - I upped the detergent a little (can't up it too much with a front loader, lol!) and did three rinses. I dried them 90% on the line and they're currently fluffing up (I hope) in the dryer. They smell much better...

    Kim - I'll try the bicarb next time!

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    If the bicarb doesn't work could you try a double strip wash (ie a strip wash with rinses followed by another strip wash)?


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